Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12365 times:
Quoting SCCutler (Reply 8): So she may not have been a viable business case, but as long as I live, I may never see a more beautiful expression of airborne art, as that which is exemplified by Concorde.
Very true. I once saw Concorde land in PHX. It was a great sight, alot of people camping out on the terminal 4 parking garage to catch that flight.
EMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10954 times:
I have seen the video before but still amazing very time you watch it, thanks for posting.
For a pilot, flying concorde into Kai Tak must have been at the abosolut pinacle of achievenments in their careers. The most famous plane and one of the most demanding airport to land at, must have been an awsome feeling to be in comand!
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ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 14 Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10575 times:
Quoting Cumulus (Reply 11): Concorde Cockpit video here, soooooooooooo cool!!
One question about the take-off procedures. Why was it the flight engineer's job to turn off the afterburners (reheat for the Brits) when the captain says, "Noise." (At least that's what I assume he was doing)
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NYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7152 times:
Great videos, all! Ok, two things...
In the cockpit video, shortly after they rotated, there were some dings, and I heard the FO say what I thought was "240" which I assume was their airspeed... ? Anyway, I know that commercial traffic in the US has to maintain less than 250 kts under 10,000. Was the concord given an exception, or was I hearing things?
Secondly, just watching the landing video, I anthropomorphized the korean 747 to the point that I could swear I saw it turn its head to watch the graceful concord land... hehe.
XXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6681 times:
I am sure someone more qualified then myself will answer this but until then:
The services to Kai Tak were charters probable going round the world.
At the pilots call of "noise" the FE pulls back the throttles to a pre-set angle, the reheats automatically de-select once the engines slow down beyond a certain point.
From a passengers point of you this was the most dramatic part of the flat
I believe the restriction for Concorde was slightly higher than 250 kts below 10K but AFAIK there was still a restriction.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6337 posts, RR: 56 Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5123 times:
Absolutely magic. Memories of watching this beautiful plane flood back including the time I was in Kowloon City (You have probably all seen in movies and adverts looking up at the buildings and seeing a plane whizz past very low on finals) and looked up to glinpse concorde zooming across the top. Absolutely fantastic, especially seeing the thing fly the IGS. Truly was, THE plane.
Vc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1381 posts, RR: 17 Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
At the call of "noise"
F/E----- throttles to the preset bugs with one hand, and with the other hand switches off all four rehaets.
In the USA, below 10,000ft, it was restricted like all other aircraft to 250kts, unless there was some operational reason for it to need to fly faster.
On light weight flights or on flights nearer the equator where the high altitude IOAT was lower,then Concorde would cruise level at her max altitude of 60.000ft
If you want a list of destinations that were visited by Concorde then look at the following web site and I believe this does not include them all. Remember most of these were flown to too as charter flights.